Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : postfix vulnerabilities (USN-1113-1)

2011-06-13T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-1113-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-05-26T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that the Postfix package incorrectly granted write access on the PID directory to the postfix user. A local attacker could use this flaw to possibly conduct a symlink attack and overwrite arbitrary files. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and 8.04 LTS. (CVE-2009-2939)

Wietse Venema discovered that Postfix incorrectly handled cleartext commands after TLS is in place. A remote attacker could exploit this to inject cleartext commands into TLS sessions, and possibly obtain confidential information such as passwords. (CVE-2011-0411).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1113-1. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Canonical, Inc. See 
# <http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/>. Ubuntu(R) is a registered 
# trademark of Canonical, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(55071);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.9 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/05/26 16:14:08 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2009-2939", "CVE-2011-0411");
  script_bugtraq_id(36469, 46767);
  script_osvdb_id(71021);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"1113-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : postfix vulnerabilities (USN-1113-1)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for updated package.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"It was discovered that the Postfix package incorrectly granted write
access on the PID directory to the postfix user. A local attacker
could use this flaw to possibly conduct a symlink attack and overwrite
arbitrary files. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and 8.04
LTS. (CVE-2009-2939)

Wietse Venema discovered that Postfix incorrectly handled cleartext
commands after TLS is in place. A remote attacker could exploit this
to inject cleartext commands into TLS sessions, and possibly obtain
confidential information such as passwords. (CVE-2011-0411).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected postfix package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_cwe_id(59);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:postfix");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2011/04/18");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2011/06/13");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Ubuntu Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/cpu", "Host/Ubuntu", "Host/Ubuntu/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("ubuntu.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");

if ( ! get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled") ) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/Ubuntu/release");
if ( isnull(release) ) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu");
release = chomp(release);
if (! ereg(pattern:"^(6\.06|8\.04|9\.10|10\.04|10\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 6.06 / 8.04 / 9.10 / 10.04 / 10.10", "Ubuntu " + release);
if ( ! get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l") ) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Ubuntu", cpu);

flag = 0;

if (ubuntu_check(osver:"6.06", pkgname:"postfix", pkgver:"2.2.10-1ubuntu0.3")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"8.04", pkgname:"postfix", pkgver:"2.5.1-2ubuntu1.3")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"9.10", pkgname:"postfix", pkgver:"2.6.5-3ubuntu0.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"10.04", pkgname:"postfix", pkgver:"2.7.0-1ubuntu0.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"10.10", pkgname:"postfix", pkgver:"2.7.1-1ubuntu0.1")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
    extra      : ubuntu_report_get()
  );
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = ubuntu_pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "postfix");
}